Emergency care services

When it comes to medical emergencies, every second counts. The Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center is proud to offer the only emergency department in New Mexico that is 100% dedicated to cardiac care. Our highly trained ER providers are ready to provide emergency cardiac treatments at a moment’s notice. Our 24-hour emergency room offers surgical treatments, cardiac catheterization labs, and advanced technology to ensure you receive comprehensive care. No matter your needs, we are standing by to provide the exceptional emergency medical services you deserve.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.

Heart attack signs and symptoms

In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Damage to the heart during cardiac arrest depends on the time between the heart attack and your treatment. For this reason, recognizing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack can be life-saving. The following signs may indicate you or a loved one is having a heart attack:

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Discomfort or pain in the jaw, neck, back, arm, or shoulder
  • Feeling nauseous or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Unusual fatigue

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.

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